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JEB BUSH?

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Is Jeb Bush the answer to the Republican Party’s woes?  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OBMACARE DEBACLE

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President Obama’s Teflon presidency has been attributable to the mainstream media’s propensity to devote little time to his misstatements and mistakes, the President’s remarkable oratory skills, and his willingness to willfully deceive Americans if it serves the “greater good.” He’s been a superhero-like figure, loved and hated, seemingly immune from slings and arrows of his enemies. All that’s changing, but if Republicans want to exploit this opportunity, they have to do more than throw rocks.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST

Tuesday’s second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, was a bare knuckles brawl. Most pundits say President Barack Obama scored more debating points; American voters, however, do not score these debates by any fixed set of rules. They react to them during and afterward with their individual hearts, minds, and guts; and when the votes are tallied on Election Day, Barack Obama will prove the big loser. (Read my full column at EWRoss.com)

 

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BENGHAZIGATE

Increasing evidence indicates the Obama administration has engaged in a cover up of intelligence that forewarned it of the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Iranian support for jihadists throughout the North Africa-Middle East region, and al Qaeda penetration of Egypt and Libya.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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THE ISLAMIST-JIHADIST TET OFFENSIVE

 

Surely, Muslims from London to Sidney aren’t burning American flags and calling Americans names because of a stupid, amateurish movie trailer hardly any of them have ever seen.  (Read the full column at EWRosss.com)

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OBAMACARE: ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLITICAL MISTAKES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Obamacare this week, the progressive movement’s massive overreach with healthcare reform likely will go down as one of the biggest political mistakes in American history.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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MITT ROMNEY AND CHINA

Where does Mitt Romney stand on China? What kind of China policy will he pursue if elected?  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL LOSE THE 2012 ELECTION

Eight months out from November 6, despite bad economic news and President Obama’s virtual tie in head-to-head polls with Gov. Mitt Romney, the dominant wisdom is that the presidential election will be a close race, but President Obama likely will win reelection. Let me add my opinion to the small but growing number of conservative pundits that believe it won’t be a close race, and President Obama will lose. Here’s why.

Pollsters and pundits tell us this year’s election is all about the economy. They debate with each other about how the unemployment rate and the price of gas will affect the election. They cite the roll these factors played in past elections. And they bombard us with polls about how voters think President Obama is doing his job, President Obama’s and Gov. Romney’s likeability ratings, and head to head polls on how people would vote “if the election were held today.”

They’re right, of course, the state of the U.S. economy, jobs, and the price of gas are what concerns Americans most. Election Day, however, remains months away and there is a wild card in this election that I believe, in the final all-in hand, will give Gov. Mitt Romney the winning cards. That wild card is President Barack Obama.

In the 2008 election Sen. Obama was a rock star. Americans superimposed on him their hopes and dreams as if Barack Obama was an empty vessel to be filled with them. His candidacy was historical and his promise of a post-racial America was compelling. John McCain looked old school, erratic, and past his prime. Barack Obama presented himself as an acceptable, even a desirable alternative.

After 40 months in office, however, Mr. Obama remains an enigma to most Americans. Despite the countless speeches he’s given, the liberal/progressive policies he’s pursued, and the endless analyses of him, we still don’t know the inner man. Barack Obama is more like the ideal actor from central casting sent to play the role of a Democratic president than a man of the people he portrays himself to be. He reads his lines with eloquence and feeling, but he has failed to touch the American heart with sincere emotion?

What we are left with to judge him is a record of failure and misdirection.

The U.S. Supreme Court appears about to declare the signature achievement of President Obama’s first term in office, Obamacare, unconstitutional, as his domestic-policy cabinet secretaries continue to seek the regulate every aspect of American life.

His anti-fossil-fuel energy policy has prevented America from recovering from the great recession, killing rather than creating jobs. His Environmental Protection Agency seeks to “crucify” U.S. oil and gas companies.

Racial tensions in America have increased rather than decreased under President Obama, as many Democrats play the race card at every opportunity to solidify their base.

Now, as the President campaigns for reelection, he seeks to misdirect our attention from his record and focus on other issues that divide rather than unite Americans. His surrogates say Republicans have declared a “war on women.” President Obama, with U.S. deficit and entitlement spending spiraling out of control, attacks Republicans that offer solutions without providing solutions of his own.

Still, the majority of Americans say they like him personally and his Republican opposition say that he’s a “nice guy.” Where I grew up, nice guys didn’t try to run their neighbor’s lives or ask them for money only to waste it and ask for more.

Nevertheless, as we approach Election Day, truly independent voters, and that includes some registered Democrats and Republicans, that will determine the outcome, must decide if they will vote for President Obama, Gov. Romney, or just stay home. Their answer to a nagging question likely will determine how most of them will vote. Is electing President Obama worth the risk?

As President Obama whispered to outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, “After the election I’ll have more flexibility.” What voters know they can expect in an Obama second term is an attempt to solidify the progressive agenda he failed to achieve in his first term and go beyond it. Even without majorities in both houses of Congress, President Obama’s executive orders and his cabinet officials regulations can make an immense impact on American business, the American people and U.S. foreign policy.

According to a recent Pew Survey poll, today, just one in three Americans have a favorable view of the federal government, a 15-year low, a statistic that should, and likely does, deeply worry the Obama presidential campaign, because it includes a large number of Democratic voters.

Not all Democrats like what’s been coming out of Washington, D.C. these past 40 months. Not all Democrats are progressives or liberals. Not all Democrats share Barack Obama’s social-democratic, big government vision. Like most Republicans and Independents, they don’t want the kind overbearing, oppressive federal government the see looming on the horizon.

This doesn’t mean that the majority of members of the Democratic coalition won’t vote for President Obama. What it means is that many of them won’t vote at all while most Independent voters will vote for Gov. Romney.

My guess is that even if the polls reflect a close race down to the wire, unless President Obama can garner a consistent 50 percent or better, he’ll lose big.

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REPUBLICANS’ WAR ON WOMEN

Look out American women; Republicans are going to confiscate your contraceptives, cut your pay, revoke your voting rights, and put your children in re-education camps.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WHAT IS A TRUE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE?

The campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 reflects the difficulty Republicans primary voters are having with the conservative credentials of the candidates. What is a true American conservative? How do we reliably tell the difference between someone who has the heart and soul of a true conservative and those who wear the conservative label when it benefits them but will find excuses to shy away from it when they are in office? There is one sure-fire test.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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SEEK TRUTH FROM FACTS: THE KEY TO DEFEATING PRESIDENT OBAMA

“Seek truth from facts” (實事求是), a Chinese expression that dates from the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 25 AD) and used by Deng Xiaoping to reclaim China from Mao Zedong’s destruction, should be the Republican Party’s campaign slogan in 2012. President Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party seek to create truth from campaign rhetoric, fear, and deception. If the Republican presidential nominee and candidates down the ticket simply and clearly present the facts and conservative policies they won’t abandon in office, Republican candidates will win in a national landslide.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WHAT THE 2012 ELECTION WILL TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES

Following the 2008 election Americans learned a great deal more about the man they elected president than they knew about him when they voted for him. The 2012 election will tell us more about ourselves than the man we elect as our president, no matter who he is.  (More)

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TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP, THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

On December 27, 2011, if it isn’t cancelled for lack of participants, Donald Trump is scheduled to moderate the Newsmax ION Television Republican Presidential Debate in De Moines, Iowa. The jury is out on whether Trump’s P.T. Barnum approach to the 2012 presidential election ultimately will help or hurt Republicans. What’s clear is Trump and P.T. Barnum have a lot in common; and “The Donald’s” approach to the upcoming presidential election is right in tune with the three-ring circus Barnum invented and American presidential elections have become.  (More)

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CAN NEWT GINGRICH WIN THE NOMINATION AND THE ELECTION?

Newt Gingrich is the shooting-star-of-the-month Republican candidate for president. He’s proclaimed himself the front-runner based on the polls; and it must be true because all the other Republican candidates have begun criticizing him. But can the chubby, twice divorced, former Speaker of the House with an attitude and a record in politics longer than Moses’ trek in the desert win the Republican nomination and the 2012 election? The answer to both questions is yes, and here’s why.

Republican primary voters have been looking for a nominee like people shopping for a new suit. They see one on the rack that looks great, and they try it on only to discover it doesn’t fit right. They take it off and try on another, looking at themselves in the mirror and asking their shopping companions for their opinions only to get mixed reviews because there is one thing or another wrong with the suit. They repeat the process until, ignoring their companions opinions altogether, they find one that isn’t perfect, but it’s satisfying enough that they buy it.  (More)

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THEY’RE RIOTING IN GREECE, THEY’RE OCCUPYING AMERICA

To paraphrase an old Kingston Trio song:

They’re rioting in Greece, they’re occupying America.

There’s unrest in China, and Middle East hysteria.

The whole world is festering with unhappy contrarians

The Islamists hate everyone, everyone hates Americans

Palestinians hate Israelis, someone hates the Dutch.

And no one likes anybody very much.

Amidst all this chaos, Americans want a president and legislators that will restore order, prosperity, and national security. It’s difficult to imagine how we can elect the right people, however, when we spend more time focusing on form than substance. (More)

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